The Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields to write a 100 word story based upon an image. To date, no one has been crucified for going over/under the word count. This week’s image is a lovely macro photograph by Janet Webb.
I watched Thomas Riverwing leave a kernel of corn beside the wasp nest. I felt lucky to learn woodcraft from the Seneca shaman, but he was odd at times.
“I thought wasps are meat-eaters,” I said.
“They like sweet too. This is sweet corn, but honey is better.”
“Think the wasps will eat it?”
A typical cryptic answer. “Then why do it?” I grated.
“It’s only a peace offering to show them that we are friends, so they will not sting us.”
“Wasps aren’t really trouble,” I pointed out. “There’s a wasp nest at my house. They don’t bother me.”
“I left honey at your house.”